Georgia governor unveils school safety plan

January 17, 2019 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled plans Wednesday to create a new state anti-gang task force and devote $69 million in one-time funds for school security grants, as he outlined specifics of his first-year agenda days after taking office.

The Republican also promised to deliver an “historic and well-deserved” pay raise for Georgia’s public school teachers at his State of the State address on Thursday. Kemp said he would hike annual teacher pay by $5,000 during the campaign, but he’s likely to divvy up the raise over several years.

His remarks came at the Georgia Chamber’s annual Eggs & Issues breakfast, his first major event since he sworn into office on Monday. At both events, he pledged to work across party lines after a divisive election that he won by a slim margin.

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